I told myself today I wouldn’t let the day end without at least acknowledging a part of my identity-my black identity. Black History month kinda went something like this for me-I posted a few pictures of public figures that resonated with me (Tupac, Michelle Obama, Trayvon Martin, Michael Jackson and Emmett Till), I wore my nice, printed skirt to church,…and that was me channeling the “black” me. In a way, that’s sad. My own lack of my own identity…the lack of acknowledging my own history…the lack of acknowledging a grander purpose than “me”…Well, I believe it plays into what’s prominent in our society-the downfall of our people, the downfall of our women…the downfall of our black women. And for this, readers…I am sorry. Forgive me? On this night…this very last night of Black History Month…at 11:33pm…I see you. And I hope you see me. And below are some quotes from 28 kick-ass, smart, intelligent, gorgeous, fierce, bold, intelligent, sexy, magical, amazing, WISE, BLACK WOMEN. From my fingers to your hearts, let these be more than just quotes…more than just words. February was not only a month to reflect on black history…it was a month for love…Self-love. So, here you go. I broke my own heart this month and these quotes below…these quotes from WISE, BLACK WOMEN, allowed me to ignite the process in gathering the pieces.
Congratulations. We made it to March 1st, my friend…and if you’re reading this…you’re growing, by the second…by the minute…by the hour. And I don’t know what February was like for you, I don’t know what you went through..but take these quotes, say these quotes, BELIEVE these quotes…and know you were NOT built to quit. You…were…built…to…win. Stay magical. Be magical. WIN.